Birchington, Kent
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Birchington and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

The Ice Cream Parlour

My sisters and I are Birchington born and bred and as far as I'm concerned growing up in Birchinton in the late fifties and early sixties was the best place in the world. My mum would collect my sisters from Sunday school and we would catch a bus from the square, usually the number 70 (a single decker coach in ...Read full memory

A memory of Birchington by David Fleck

Summer Days At Minnis Bay

In the early 1960s my dad would drive us down to Birchington in his Morris Oxford to visit my grandparents who lived in Lancaster Gardens. We would visit on a Sunday about twice a month and in the summer we would sometimes walk across the cabbage fields, cross the railway line and paddle in the sea at Minnis ...Read full memory

Birchington, Epple Bay And Minnis Bay

Birchington with two bays and a village atmosphere 'in town'. A rail station with the most wonderful ice cream parlour opposite - wicker chairs on those old fashioned curved steel bases and circular wicker tables with glass tops - and ice cream to die for! Mr Whippy was barely born when ice cream in ...Read full memory